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New Assistant Superintendent to be Appointed Wednesday: Wednesday Whiteboard


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WESTFORD — Here’s the May 31 edition of Wednesday Whiteboard, where WestfordCAT highlights important dates and events during the week in and around Westford.

News and upcoming events around town

A number of committees have open seats. Apply online.

Voluntary water use restrictions are now in effect. The Water Department requests that odd-numbered addresses water on odd-numbered days between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m and that even-numbered addresses may water on even-numbered days from 6 p.m. and 9 a.m.

From WestfordCAT: 

News office hours are on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the J.V. Fletcher Library. Changes will be reflected on our studio calendar. 

We now have printed copies of WCAT News! It’s not a newspaper and we’re working through some design iterations. Updated flyers can be found every Wednesday at the J.V. Fletcher Library, Cameron Senior Center, Town Hall, Roudenbush Community Center, Muffin’s on Main, Mario’s, Classic Kitchen Café and Paul’s Diner. Please send feedback to Executive Director Sarah Fletcher. 

We are hosting two fundraisers this summer: our June Calendar Raffle and a meal fundraiser in partnership with WECO. 

From the Health Department and Community Wellness Department:

The Health Department is accepting applications for residents to receive one free week of Kids Club Summer Camp, which begins on June 26 or $400 per child for the Recreation Department’s after-school program, which begins on Aug. 30.

Applications should be emailed to Regional Community Health and Wellness Coordinator Brittany Nash. Applications can also be mailed to Town Hall. Applicants must be Westford residents and be at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Westford has been selected to participate in the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

The Red Cross is hosting three blood drives in June.

  • H.E. Fletcher Club on June 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Roudenbush Community Center on June 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • First Parish Church on June 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additional information on how to donate can be found online.

From the League of Women Voters:

The League will host its annual meeting on June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Westford Museum.

From Westford Public Schools:

Westford Academy Graduation will be held on June 2 at 5:30 p.m.

From the Parish Center for the Arts:

Dave Martsolf is June’s artist of the month. His work will be on display between June 1 and June 26. A reception will be held on June 4 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Important municipal dates

The Strategic Planning Retreat is tentatively planned for Sept. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kimball Farm.

A public hearing will be held regarding a proposed firearms shop bylaw during the June 5 Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m.

Government meetings

The Budget Task Force will meet virtually on May 31 at 1 p.m.

The Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee will meet virtually on May 31 at 7:30 p.m.

The Planning Board will meet on June 5 at 7 p.m. No agenda has been posted at the time of reporting.

The School Committee will meet virtually on May 31 at 10 a.m. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Christopher Chew plans to appoint Director of Pupil Services Courtney Moran as new Assistant Superintendent effective July 1.

The School Committee Superintendent Evaluation Subcommittee will meet on May 31 at 10:45 a.m.

The School Committee will meet on June 5 at 7 p.m. No agenda has been posted at the time of reporting.

The Select Board will meet on June 6 at 7 p.m. No agenda has been posted at the time of reporting.


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Ben Domaingue
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Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is the Managing Editor covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking. Email him at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org.

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